During the last two weeks, the public has witnessed two social media companies that are engaged in blatant examples of trying to tamper with the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The actions of both Twitter and Facebook that amount to election tampering were not accidental but planned and purposeful. The recent censorship by both social media titans of President Trump's campaign and of many other influential conservatives began with a New York Post story concerning the corruption surrounding presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter. The source for these revelations was the contents of a hard drive from Hunter Biden's laptop computer. Both Twitter and Facebook locked or censored the accounts of the Post and anyone who linked to their story including the President's campaign outlets on the social media "platforms." Nor were these actions the first or only example of attempts to tamper with this election. In fact, such tampering was intended from the moment candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
The television series "The Walking Dead" has been running for 10 seasons on AMC, and was recently renewed for an 11th season to begin in 2020. The series was set in a dystopian future where zombies, known exclusively as "walkers" in the show, threaten the mindless destruction all of human civilization. These "walkers" are almost totally brain-dead and yet survive with one instinctive drive remaining within them, the drive to eat those who have not become zombies. Since this defective instinct is all that remains in each "walker", they are not able to understand that should they prevail, they will ultimately die of starvation.
Part one of this series examined the deterioration and demise of mainstream journalism in America and the west as a whole. One reasonable challenge to that premise is this: If MSM journalism is dead, why are there so many large Leftmedia organizations still operating?